Updated: Jul 21, 2020
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Back in my school days, I attempted to read lives of two individuals who were possibly on a tangential spectrum on how and for what they’re remembered today – Mein Kampf and My Experiments with Truth. Well, to be honest, I didn’t follow or understand all of what was written but it encouraged me to read more about people. And since then, I have always been fascinated about reading biographies.
It is fascinating to read their lives in such details, what made them who they are, their struggles and battles, their victories. Suddenly, you feel as if you had a glimpse to their minds and now you ‘know’ them. That’s the power of stories. They become your ‘mentors’ if you allow yourself to think about what advice they might give you, or what they might do in a particular situation you are facing. A mind that has been exposed to a new idea will never want to go back to its original state. That is evolution. Stories are a great source for ideas.
They kind of become your reference points. But don’t forget, Authenticity!
But hey, it’s about you! When are you going to look within and share your story! They weren’t more privileged than you, and you have not gone through lesser personal struggles than them. Know it, “everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you..” Then what are you waiting for! Another year has just gone by. How was it? What did you learn? What stories would you want to share with the world? It’s never too early to write your Autobiography. Just reflect and introspect!
I battled clinical depression and faced one of the toughest years of my life, last year. But it’s a thing of the past and in fact, I thrived in my personal growth! My autobiography will have a chapter on this for sure!
What’s your story for 2019?
Remember, in the end we all become stories, make yours a best seller!
Try to think of your best and the not so good moments from last year
See what you learnt from it
Add some drama to it (what’s a story, without a bit of drama)
Narrate it to yourself, and your loved ones
Voila, you’re an author!